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Aug 28, 2013 11:00am PDT
that economic justice required political power. in the two months before the march when king spoke in detroit before a crowd of 150,000, he reminded them there in his version of the "i have a dream" speech in detroit that it was time for blacks to have access to housing and jobs. >> let me get you to pause one second as we watch the president and the first lady now desce descending the stairs. this will be followed by the star-spangled banner performance. you see the president there. his remarks are scheduled around 2:44 p.m. eastern time. it is now 2:12 eastern time. you hear the applause there. professor, again, chris made the point about the president needing to address some of these current issues. double-digit unemployment rate for african-americans and to equate it to what we experienced then and sadly the numbers that exist today. >> no, it's a great point. i mean, again, when barack obama was elected president, it was important for many african-americans to see him as a realization of that political power. for many, he realized that vision -- >> let me pause you as we listen to the na
Aug 8, 2013 11:00am PDT
, the decision to prosecute. he's also gone recently saying that he's going to have the plan for detroit, maybe needing a conservative bailout plan. he's hitting across the board. i don't know if we can attribute it to the christie issue. >> let me play a little bit of the matthews report yesterday. >> i predict the hard right is going to take over the republican party in 2016 and the nomination is going to rand paul. you watch. this is what i do for a living. >> and michael steel was on "morning joe" and he said the conservatives will have to answer the question who is the true conservative in the crop of guys and gals, those are his words, when you're looking there. back to marco rubio. it seems some of the more conservative in the party quite honestly have this love caution, i won't say love hate, love caution regarding him. >> i think they have a real strong sense of love in terms of florida, in terms of the fact that he can bring them a huge hispanic and latino population which they struggled with last cycle. there's the issue of immigration reform which he's been very much out in front of
Aug 29, 2013 11:00am PDT
is a livable wage. today's demonstrations are happening in major cities across the country. chicago, detroit, l.a. the rallies are expected to be thee the biggest since last summer. they say they simply cannot survive on what they're being paid now. >> we work hard and we make a lot of money for these companies. mcdonald's and burger king are part of a $200 billion year industry. >>> nbc's katie tur is live in new york city. mcdonald's has released a statement, wendy's the same. the franchisees determine how much they pay employees. what are people saying there? >> they're saying basically that each of these stores can't afford to pay their employees more, they'll have to have layoffs and they'll have to raise prices. people hearsay that's absolutely not the case, these companies make a ton of money and they can afford to raise the minimum wage. they're asking to go from $7.25 an hour to $15 an hour. they're asking to be able to unionize without any fear of consequence. we had hundreds of people walk through here a while ago. now they're moving on to union square. this is the tip of the iceberg
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